The origin of St. Kieran Church in Shelby Township dates back to June 8, 1962, when Cardinal Dearden outlined the boundaries for the parish. Three weeks later Reverend Edward Obuchowski was installed as Pastor on June 24, 1962 and groundbreaking for the temporary church building took place on July 1, 1962.

Over the years many priests, sisters, and deacons have ministered at the parish. Their ministry touched numerous people in many ways, including marriage and Baptism preparation, leading Bible Study classes, ministering to the sick and dying and conducting wake service. The parish has grown to 3,275 families and continues to faithfully serve the people of Shelby Township.

This year, on June 24, 2022, the parish honored its faithful legacy and celebrated 60 years of faithful commitment. Hundreds of parishioners gathered to celebrate the anniversary mass.

To commemorate St. Kieran Parish’s 60th Anniversary, the parish also launched a mini-campaign to ensure the parish’s legacy continues in the community for the next 60 years. The $60 for 60th Anniversary Campaign, invited families to prayerfully give to the St. Kieran Parish Endowment Fund, held at the Catholic Foundation. The fund was created by the parish with the Catholic Foundation in 2018 to support the ministries and mission of St. Kieran, for both today and tomorrow.

June 24, 2022 Hundreds of parishioners celebrate 60th anniversary mass.

“The Catholic Foundation is proud to support St. Kieran Parish in honor of its 60th anniversary. This is precisely the heart of our mission – to inspire the hearts of the faithful and ensure our beloved parishes are here for generations to come,” shared Angela Moloney, President & CEO of the Catholic Foundation.

Over 100 parishioners responded to the campaign in bountiful generosity raising thousands of dollars for the endowment fund, with amounts ranging from $60 to $600.

“We are thankful for all those who made sacrifices so that we can worship, learn and enjoy fellowship in such a holy and beautiful environment. Our complex, with its striking pyramid structure, is a pillar of the community and a beacon of light and joy to all who enter.”

Join other faith leaders who have chosen an endowment as a simple and effective tool that ensures that our Catholic organizations are supported not just for today, but forever. Learn more by calling the Catholic Foundation of Michigan at (248) 204-0332. 

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